June 19, 2024

Canada imposes fresh Iran sanctions over human rights violations


On Monday, Canada imposed fresh sanctions on Iran. This marks the fourth package of sanctions it has implemented for alleged human rights violations in the country.

The foreign ministry said in a statement that the latest sanctions target four individuals and two entities, including senior officials and Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces, which Canada accused of participating in the suppression and arrest of unarmed protesters, according to the statement.

“The Iranian people, including women and youths, are risking their lives because they have endured for far too long a regime that has repressed and violated their humanity,” Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said in a statement.

“Canada will continue to support the Iranian people as they courageously demand a better future,” Joly said.

Canada has been carrying out a series of sanctions against Iran over alleged human rights abuses, including the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who died while in custody of Iran’s morality police.

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